Motherwell had a bad experience last time out; can they bounce back here? Find out with our Motherwell vs Annan Athletic match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Motherwell vs Annan Athletic: Our tips
- Prediction one: Handicap – Motherwell -2 @ odds not yet available
- Prediction two: Both teams to score – Yes @ odds not yet available
- Prediction three: Over/under goals – Over 2.5 @ odds not yet available
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Netbet.
Annan Athletic to face the wrath
Sometimes you can look at form and use it to inform your predictions. It's often critical to factor in emotion as well though. Motherwell vs Annan Athletic is a game where the latter definitely needs to apply. On form, Motherwell stack up better than Annan Athletic anyway (just) and they have vastly superior quality in their side to boot. What's really driving this handicap prediction though is the embarrassment that Airdrieonians inflicted on them last time out. They'll come out in this game all guns blazing.
Both teams to hit the net
Although we've made the prediction that Motherwell will put Annan Athletic to the sword we still expect the visitors to have something to celebrate – even if it turns out to be a consolation. Motherwell have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven and Airdrieonians showed last time out that lower league opposition can have joy against them. On top of that, Annan Athletic have scored in their last six game in a row.
An abundance of goals
Motherwell's recent form in respect of total goals doesn't really lend itself to an over 2.5 prediction. Despite that with the loss to Airdrieonians last time out you can expect Motherwell to come out with a real purpose to their play; they won't want a repeat of that again. Annan Athletic's form and head to head records support our tip too. Over the last five games, Annan Athletic have averaged 2.8 goals per match. As for the h2h we mentioned; the last two meetings have seen four goals each.
The latest form for Motherwell vs Annan Athletic
The form across the last five games is shown below (as of 90 minutes):
Motherwell – LLWWL
Annan Athletic – WDDLL
Motherwell to be like a wounded animal
Motherwell were the laughing stock of Scottish football when they lost to Airdrieonians. Prior to that though they'd won two on the bounce so confidence will quickly come rushing back if they make a quick start. In order to do that, they'll need their attacking players to be at the races. Tony Watt and Steven Lawless are two players Annan Athletic will need to keep a close watch of. As for Annan Athletic, they have been on a poor run themselves with just one win in five. A bad start here could get ugly. Centre back pairing Matt Douglas and Steven Swinglehurst will need to have a faultless opening 20 minutes.
Motherwell vs Annan Athletic: Final questions
- Where is the match being hosted? – Fir Park
- What was the score in the last head to head? – Motherwell won 4-0
- What time does the match kick-off? 3 PM GMT